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Blue Jackets Recall Lindstrom from Syracuse

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added forward Joakim Lindstrom to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today. Lindstrom is expected to join the club in time for tonight's game at Chicago.

Lindstrom, 23, has collected 1-0-1 and two penalty minutes in five games with the Blue Jackets this season, scoring his first career NHL goal at Minnesota on December 29. Columbus' second pick, 41st overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft, he made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets last season and was scoreless in three games. The Skelleftea, Sweden native ranks second on the Crunch with 22-26-48 with 34 penalty minutes and is +8 in 50 games with Syracuse this season. In 127 career AHL games, he has registered 40-59-99 and 86 penalty minutes.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the Blackhawks. Game time from United Center is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio begins with the IceBreaker pre-game show at 8 p.m. Coverage also includes the Blue Jackets Ice Cap post-game show immediately following the game. The game will also be broadcast on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.

Individual game tickets for 2006-07 regular season home games are on sale now at Nationwide Arena, The Blueline at The Chiller Ice Rinks, The Blueline at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Season ticket deposits for the 2007-08 season are now being accepted. For information on season tickets or mini-plans call (800) NHL-COLS and for group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK.

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